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rages, frontline is embedded with rebel leaders. >> this is the front line of aleppo. you meet people in the morning, and at the end of the day, they're dead. >> with them, street to stree, as they fight assad's army. >> we are returning now, after the attack. it just shows you how brave they are, and at the same time, how disorganized they are. >> guardicorrespondent for frontlinghaith abdul-ahad, takes you inside the battle for syria. and later tonight, the regime responds. >> the regime now is bombarding civilian neighborhoods with artillery, with tank fire, and with fighter bombers. >> how is president bashar al-assad holding on to power? >> the iranians are gaining influence in syria now by the day. >> and what will happen if asd falls? >> there is definitely increasing worry in the united states administration about in whose hands these weapons are falling. >> these two stories on this special edition frontline. >> frontline is made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. and by the corporation for public broadcasting. major fundin
." >> this is "bbc world news america." aleppo under siege, we discover countries may be discovery -- offering support for to the opposition. >> you can hear the sounds of battle still going on. snipers have been shooting. >> hugo chavez came to the victory in the as well as a presidential election. what does he have in store for his next term? welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. a team has uncovered evidence which could prove that syrian rebels are getting military assistance from the gulf region. rebel fighter base in aleppo, our journalist found weapons creates a trust to saudi arabia. our correspondent and cameramen filed this report on the battle for aleppo. thousands of years of history have marched through the streets. an ancient city that has been fought over many times before. today, aleppo is at war again. the further you edge into the old city, the sound and fury of battle grows. those who stayed behind must cheat death every day. a simple sign reads, do not cross, sniper to your left. seven or eight people were killed to last week, he says.
in a modern-day civil war. we look at the destruction in aleppo, syria. >> this is one of the great tragedies. aleppo's an extraordinary cross roads of cultures, religions, all built on a strata of centuries of -- >> woodruff: and ray suarez has the story of a 19th century recording made on tinfoil by thomas edison, digitally converted so we can hear it. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> computing surrounds us. sometimes it's obvious and sometimes it's very surprising in where you find it. soon, computing intelligence in unexpected places will change our lives in truly profound ways. technology can provide customized experiences tailored to individual consumer preferences, igniting a world of possibilities from the inside out. sponsoring tomorrow starts today. and the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public
shelling in the northern city of aleppo where much of the violence has been taking place in the conflict. >> human rights groups estimate 36,000 people have died in serious since the fighting began, equaling about 165 people a day. >> an air strike by syrian government forces reduces this street in aleppo to rubble. the strike comes suddenly and without warning in the middle of the day. in one house, people are looking for their family. they have just one small bucket of water to put out the fire. then they make a cool discovery -- cruel discovery. ibrahim helps to carry his dead parents outside. their bodies are so disfigured, he is no longer able to tell who is who. they set off for the cemetery. aleppo, syria's largest city, is going up in smoke. for centuries a commercial hub and today a world heritage site, now the ancient streets are being renamed. this one is called sniper's alley. those who are not fast enough are killed. the city's hospitals are overwhelmed. wounded people are brought in every minute. some of the injured are rebel fighters. most, though, are civilians. there's n
and the rule of law here. >> now the fighting has reached damascus and aleppo. do you worry fighting could come here? >> we're in the process of putting down these destructive gangs in damascus and aleppo. i am not worried for your nor damascus nor aleppo. >> in the mountains, this is where people are defending the regime with their lives. these poor villagers are providing soldiers in the war. there is a funeral almost every day here. but there is still powerful support for assad's rule. he is one of them. the a saud family is buried in these -- the assad family is buried in these hills. where -- we were given a tour. from poor roots, assad's father died in 2005. even in death, he looms large. his son bashar succeeded him. now it seems he is under pressure to preserve his father's legacy, a leader who will rule with an iron fist. the town was a quiet the day we visited. since then, there a been reports of clashes between families, including the assad family. there are few overtrade, money, power, the president's rule. whatever it is, it is a measure of the growing unease this community is payi
for the second city, aleppo. they are said to be better equipped, for example, with small arms from the gulf and other groups. they control most of the territory north of aleppo, which is effectively prominently in rebel hands, although still in very heavy and indiscriminate government bombardment, which is what i found when i visited the small town of mara north of aleppo. the danger comes from above. the regime still ruled the sky. it rains down terror on towns like mara with indiscriminate strafing and bombing. this was a secondary school until a government bonmb hit. >> the fighter jets attacked, then they went away. then they came back and attacked again. >> a few days passed without a funeral. today, they a burying a man who fired machine-gun fire from a plan as he drove his car through the town. uddenly, the mourners' attention turns from earth to sky could a helicopter is approaching. until it eventually changes course, they, too, are threatened with death. on the ground, at 3 syrian army soldiers govern and guard the town of mara now. foupious men, determined to bring social justice
bombs tore through the main square of aleppo today. the pictures are astounding. buildings were leveled, victims trapped, at least 40 dead. this was a city of three million people. the civil war began as a popular uprising against the assad dictatorship which has ruled syria 42 years. one of the most experienced war correspondents covering the civil war in syria is our clarissa ward. she's recently returned from aleppo and joins us now at the broadcast center in new york. clarissa, what can you tell us about who might have been behind these bombings today? >> reporter: well, scott, so far no group has actually claimed responsibility for today's attacks, but there is no doubt that there is an increasing number of extremist groups operating on the ground in syria. they're using the same kind of terrorist tactics that we've seen in iraq and afghanistan and part of the reason for that is this influx of foreign fighters that we've seen into the country. our crew actually spent time in a safe house on the border of turkey that was filled with fighters who had come from northern africa, from o
news correspondent clarissa ward, on assignment for "60 minutes." >> ward: aleppo is one of the crown jewels of the ancient world; syria's largest, richest and, for the past three months, most dangerous city. the battle that is raging there has reduced entire neighborhoods to smoking piles of rubble. across syria, hundreds of lightly armed, poorly trained rebel groups are fighting to overthrow one of the middle east's last remaining dictators, bashar al-assad, who is using the might of the syrian military to crush the uprising and hold onto power. as many as 30,000 syrians have been killed. more than two million have been forced out of their homes. in aleppo, tired rebels are being reinforced by foreign fighters, many of whom are radical islamists. firsthand accounts from aleppo are rare, so we decided to go to the front lines ourselves. some of what we saw, and of what you will see in our story, is disturbing. our trip began in turkey. the porous border between syria and turkey has become increasingly volatile. after sneaking across, we drove for hours through rebel-held territory to
a series of car bombs target government forces in aleppo. >> the u.s. revs up what europe stalls. -- while europe's tallest. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- it is the day the people of germany celebrate the unity. 22 years ago, east and west reunited with the blessing of their european neighbors. now there has been a pill to draw the right lessons in the crisis europe faces. >> the president of the parliament says his country must strive for greater unity in europe and he warned against perverting -- reverting to old national rivalries as the weaker members of the eurozone struggle. >> the speech in munich is the center of the celebration. >> the ceremony began with music from richard strauss's opera. more than 1500 people attended the ceremony, including germany's top political leaders. the bavarian state premier compared the process of german unification to that of creating a united europe. then he gave the keynote address. >> we are german europeans. we must devote to the nfl -- unification of europe the same effort we made in german unification. he add
saw what the u.n. is up against when we visited aleppo last month. since then the rebels say they've gained two key neighborhoods, a decisive battle is being fought for this, syria's largest city. cease-fire or not, neither side wants to give up the advantage. >> the military situation is excellent, this rebel commander told me. the government is bombing civilians, but god is generous to us and we're gaining ground. we won't stop until the whole of aleppo is liberated. the rebels are taking prisoners. he once command add units of the feared paramilitary ghosts. now he's in jail. he tells me that a colonel in syrian intelligence ordered his men to kidnap female activists and subject them to gang rape. >> we raped four girls he tells me matter of factly. students informers told. they were raped on the bus. there's so much bitterness it's hard to see how the two sides can sit down together and move into a political process. that was the slim hope which rested on the u.n. attempt to get a cease-fire. instead blood was spilled across syria today with bomb attacks in the capital, damasc
government forces once again. aleppo, syria's largest city, has been the site of fierce fighting this weekend. holy williams has more. >> reporter: the syrian rebels are targeting the government's air-bases. this video was posted on-line and claims to show opposition fighters firing at a military airport just outside of aleppo. their goal is to weaken the regime's air force. government warplanes have bombarded rebel positions, and their lightly armed opposition is normally powerless to stop them. but much of the fighting is still at street level. this internet video appears to come from darra where the rebels and regime are fighting for control of city blocks. and this is aleppo's med evil market, part of the world heritage set a blaze during fighting and now reduced to a charred skeleton. opposition groups say that syria's bloody civil war has claimed more than 30,000 lives. these bodies are said to have been discovered in damascus, a dozen men dead but we don't know who they were or why they were killed. the regime claims it can defeat the rebels. on syrian state television government soldi
'. >>> in syria today aleppo the largest city was rocked by four explosions this morning. killing at least 40 people. joining me now from cairo with the latest nbc news foreign correspondent ayman mohyeldin. what are we hearing to the victims and cause of that attack? >> well, andrea, we'll get to that about aleppo in a second but the latest development just happened right now coming out of turkey earlier this afternoon, a syrian artillery shell landed on the turkish side of the border killing five turkish citizens. that angered the turkish government. the prime minister says the syrian government will be held accountable for this and we also understand that turkish officials are now reaching out to nato to possibly exercise nato's article in which any member of nato that is attacked could respond and it's really just highlighting the sense situation on the turkish/syria border there after this deadly incident. the attack in aleppo you referenced really two different accounts coming out from inside syria. the syrian government, the official line from them, this was a terrorist attack, three s
sides. the fight is on for aleppo, syria's largest city and one of the world's oldest. the rebels call it a decisive battle. it is also deadly. this weekend the intense combat triggered a massive fire in the city's ancient marketplace. a priceless landmark, reducing much of it to ashes. we made our way in to syria, past scenes of devastation, to the outskirts of aleppo. to meet rebel commander ahmed afaj once a local businessman now driven by the loss of his own brother, killed in combat. he leads more than 2500 rebels. all sunni muslims. and says he is battling shiite militants fighting for the regime, mostly from outside syria. iranian and hezbollah fighters are here in large numbers, he says. when we kill them, we find their i.d. cards. the u.s. has accused iran of meddling in syria. the commander goes farther. he says of the regime, all of the planes they're using, the new ones, are from iran. and, he says, government planes are dropping a new kind of weapon. bombs in barrels, with chemicals, he says, that take out city blocks. a whole family was in here, he says, and an old man. t
in syria are doing what they can to hp the wound aftern attack in the city of aleppo. at least three powerful explosions ripped through the center of the commercial capital. they killed more than 30 people. state run tv reports explosions occurred near an officer's club in the northern city. opposition forces are claiming responsibility. they say they used the car bombings to target officers and militias loyal to president bashar al assad. the free syrian army renewed its offensive last week in an effort to win control of aleppo. government forces responded with air strikes. a free syrian army said they mobilized 30,000 troops and 2,000 tanks for the battle. rebel fighters plan to carry out more simultaneous bombing attacks on the military. >>> plummeting value of iran's currency has triggered rare street clashes in the capital tehran. the protests jai alai growing public frustration with the government. scores of protesters clashed with riot police in the city's main bazaar on wednesday. they demanded the government stop the rial's plunge. it lost 70% of the value in the last year s
an attack in the city of aleppo. at least three powerful explosions ripped through the center of the capital that killed more than 30 people. state-run tv reports the explosions occurred near an officers' club in the northern city. opposition forces are claiming responsibility and say they use the car bombings to target the officials loyal to president bashar al-assad. they renewed it last week to gain control with aleppo. a free syrian army spokesperson says the assad regime mobilized 30,000 troops and 2,000 tanks for the battle. he says rebel fighters plan to carry out simultaneous bombing attacks on the military. >>> citizens upset by iran's plummeting currency have taken to the streets of the capital tehran. their protests highlight their growing frustration with the government. protesters fought with riot police in the city's main bazaar. they were demanding the government stop the fall of the rial. demonstrators staged another protest in a different area of the city. iran's currency has lost 70% of the value in the past year and hit record lows against the dollar. u.s. and european san
of aleppo; the record- breaking sky jump; and the legacy of arlen specter. but first, the other news of the day. here's hari sreenivasan. >> sreenivasan: two americans won the 2012 nobel prize in economics today for research on market design and matching. it affects everything from placing doctors in the right hospitals to pairing students with the schools they most want. the honorees are alvin roth of harvard university, and currently a visiting professor at stanford university, and lloyd shapley, a professor emeritus at the university of california los angeles. wall street had a strong start to the week on news of rising retail sales and better-than- expected earnings at citigroup. the dow jones industrial average gained 95 points to close at 13,424. the nasdaq rose 20 points to close at 3064. a 14-year-old pakistani girl who was shot by a taliban gunman was flown to england today for medical treatment. we have a report from lindsey hilsum of independent television news. >> reporter: the ambulance drove slowly from birmingham airport. inside the girl was still sedated as she has be
areas the northern city of aleppo. two of them may have been caused by car bombs. we are waiting to get pictures video of what is going on in syria this morning. have been covering the ongoing unrest for several weeks. e that later in the newscast and online at wjla.com. back to you. >> thank you. sentencing today for former county firee's officials pleaded guilty to extortion and tax evasion. he was part of the same e that led tohem of former county executive jack johnson. he admitted to partnering with bribe developers to public officials for favors to the greenbelt station development projects. police investigating the stabbing death of a man in last night near intersection of 30 oates street and naylor road. clear, the motive, but no one has been arrested. residents are urged to boil water after major. the alert waseaks after a 12-inch main connecting storage tank and the water plant broke. has now been fixed. the alert will remain in effect until virginia officials can test the samples of the water. process should be done by midday tomorrow. bouys hopes someone will man robbing a d
continues in the country. this as rebels launched a massive attack on the countries largest city, aleppo. syrian troops bombed the town just four miles from the turkish border and at least 12 people were killed, including five children. so far there is no end in sight to the war that killed more than 30,000 people in the last 18 months. baltimore city police are looking for two suspects in connection with a weekend homicide. a 28-year-old man was shot and it had just after 3:00 sunday morning. he was taken to johns hopkins hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. police believe that an argument broke out between the victim and two suspects, leading to the shooting could the suspects took wagonn a gray station min with tinted windows. baltimore county police arrest a suspect in connection with the shooting friday night. rickey freeman faces attempted first-degree murder charges for that shooting. he is being held without bail. police say there is no update on the victim's condition. if fire investigation in baltimore county as flames sparked arounthis morning at bea ave. one firefigh
to aleppo. they plan to distribute food, blankets and other materials. they'll try to reach at 65,000 residents. >>> political and financial leaders in japan admit the economic recovery is losing steam. they want the policy makers at the bank of japan to do something about it. what's hapningith the boj? >> it's holding its regular policy setting meeting. boj watchers say they could take some kind of action. they are expected to discuss more monetary easing measures at a policy meeting next week. it will mark the second straight month of taking such steps. policy makers are expected to discuss whether to expand an asset buying program at the policy meeting next tuesday. the current amount is 80 trillion yen or about $1 trillion. that will include buy more exchange credit funds. the central bank says the japanese economy is getting weaker due to an economic slowdown in china and other countries. the bank of japan expects its goal of pushing up consumer prices by 1% cannot be achieved within two years. it's time to check on the markets. the dow jones gained after two days of decline.
withhe u.n. high commissioner have stored emgeyacge i the capital da m catadasc. th he bnab tet to aleppo. they plan to distribute food, antsndthmaris. th'ltr to reach at 65,000 residents. >>> political and financialads e ecom recovery is losing steam. they want the policy mer a ean something about it. what's happening with the boj? >> it's holding its regular policy settingmein bo watchers say they could take some kind of action. they are expected to discuss moreonetary eang measureat a policyeeting nex week. it will mark the second straight month of taking such sts.li mak discuss whether to expand an asset buying program at the policy meeting next tuda the current amount i 80 trillion yen or about $1 trillion. that will include buy more exchange credit nd e central bank says the japanese economy is getting weaker due to an economic slowdown in china and other counie th bk of japan expects its goal of pushing up consumer prices by 1% cannot be achieved within two years. it's time to check on the markets. the dow jones gained afterwo days of decline. the key stock index ended .2 of a perc
to the new desk. >>> deadly violence in syria with a series of suicide bombings in aleppo. a government official says at least 31 people have been killed and scores of others wounded. the explosives went off in a main square. aleppo has seen intensified fighting lately between president assad's regime and the rebels trying to oust him. >>> two republican lawmakers claim state department officials in libya had requested tighter security before the deadly attacks on the consulate in benghazi. california congressman darrell issa and jason chavez of utah say they got their information directly from sources with knowledge of the events in libya. secretary of state hillary clinton is forming a committee to investigate the attacks. >>> federal investigators now believe several gunmen took part in the attack that killed a u.s. border patrol agent in arizona near the mexican border. 30-year-old nicholas ivie was killed in yesterday's shooting and a second agent was injured. the surviving agent is said to be in stable condition. there are no suspects so far. >>> american airlines says it has iden
14 months ago and has turned neighborhoods into rubble, including those in aleppo, once a city of three million people. pt's hard and hazardous for reporters to get there, but clarissa ward returned to aleppo a assignment for "60 minutes." >> the town is totally different. people have deserted. sertver left here, they're living under bombardment. >> reporter: dr. maher nana left libya 13 years ago. >> people are just expecting to get hit at any time. a reporter: he runs a family practice in delray beach, florida, but now he spends much of his time traveling in and out of syria on behalf of an organization called the syrian support group. its goal is to transform the free syrian army from a disorganized grouping of militias into a coherent force. elt it also works closely with the u.s. government to identify credible rebel officers like colonel oqaidi and report on epeir progress. >> these commanders, they vow to owotect civilians, they vow to protect democracy, they vow to naey international laws. ep reporter: making vows is easy. >> yes. >> reporter: sticking to them is much h
. their flags were flying, they were in charge of the checkpoint. as we went with them towards aleppo, we saw bread lines, massive numbers of tanks, disabled tanks that were left over from the government, and we also say lots of bombed out buildings, so we saw lots of damage. what's happening is this free syrian army is in charge of pockets of land and they're trying to hold on to it. as we got closer to aleppo, andrea, we saw air strikes. we saw the evidence of air strikes not too far away and we met up with a commander of some 2500 soldiers, rebels essenti essential essentially, fighting under him in aleppo and he talked about -- he was complaining about the use of aerial strikes by the government and he said, if the world, if the united states would just give -- would create a no-fly zone or allow the rebels to have rockets, he said that the war here that's claimed so many lives and killed so -- and caused so many people to be on the run, would end in two days, andrea? >> and ann, one of the people -- one of the refugees whom you spoke to, was a displaced woman named hoda. talk to me about
to progressive and you could save hundreds." call or click today. bombings in aleppo. a syrian government official says at least 31 people have been killed... and scores of le wounded. the >>> more deadly violence? syria. a syrian government official said at least 31 people have been killed in aleppo and scores of others wounded. the explosives went off in a main square. aleppo has seen intensified fighting lately between president assad's regime and the rebels trying to oust him. >>> two republican lawmakers claim state department officials in libya had requested tighter security before the deadly attacks on the consulate in benghazi. california congressman darrell eye sa and jason chavez of utah say they got their information directly from sources with knowledge of the events in libya. secretary of state hillary clinton is forming a committee to investigate the attacks. >>> 6:15 now. federal investigators now believe several gunmen took part in that attack that killed a u.s. border patrol agent in arizona near the mexican border. 30-year-old nicholas ivie was killed in yesterday's shoot
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